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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  Varies
There is no better way to see Istanbul than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Istanbul attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Topkapi Palace, Taksim Square, Bosphorus Bridge, the Golden Horn and much more. The buses are open top, allowing for 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like on your choice of two routes. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours; simply select an option to suit your schedule.


  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Istanbul
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Istanbul at leisure
  • See Dolmabahçe Palace, Sultanahmet Square, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Taksim Square
  • Hop on and off as often as you like on a choice of two routes around the city
  • Enjoy informative and entertaining commentary on board the bus
  • Choose from a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tour ticket

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the sights of Istanbul on a hop-on hop-off tour of the city!

Straddling the Asian and European continents, Istanbul has an abundance of cultural appeal with history, cuisine and architecture influenced by both the east and west. Both the Byzantines and the Ottomans left their mark on the city once known as Constantinople, and architectural legacies of the past are scattered around town. From the mysterious mosques of Sultanahmet to the modern day-to-day buzz of Taksim Square and Galata Bridge, Istanbul has something to wow even the most seasoned of visitors.

Aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus, admire top city attractions such as Hagia Sophia — the UNESCO-listed museum that once served as a church and then a mosque — and Bosphorus Bridge, an icon of modern-day Istanbul. Pass the fascinating miniature town of Miniaturk and perhaps hop off at Dolmabahçe Palace to discover one of the world’s grandest palaces.

Select a 24- or 48-hour sightseeing ticket for use on two routes, as described below.

Red Route (2-hour full-loop duration, comprising 11 stops):
  • Topkapi Palace
  • New Mosque (Yeni Camii)
  • Istanbul Modern (Tophane district)
  • Port of Istanbul
  • Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • W Hotel (Akaretler shopping district)
  • Taksim Square
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Egyptian Bazaar (spice bazaar)
  • Sultanahmet Square
Blue Route (1.25-hour full-loop duration, comprising 7 stops):
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • New Mosque
  • Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate (near St Stephen’s Church and the Golden Horn)
  • Eyüp cable car to Pierre Loti Café
  • Miniaturk
  • Rahmi M Koç Industrial Museum
  • Egyptian Bazaar (spice bazaar)
Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the route.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, excellent tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


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